Event Pictures, Membership Meetings

October 2018 Luncheon Highlights

WIFS October Lunch Meeting

WIFS Northeast Florida had a record turn-out at Seasons 52 on October 9 to hear Cheryl Canzanella Goodell, LUTCF Brokerage Director with MassMutual and founding president of WIFS NEFL, share her journey of living with and loving an addict, her husband, whom she lost to an accidental overdose.

Cheryl brought her story to attendees and educated all on the financial toll this epidemic is bringing to our clients, the economic burden of it, and the impact to our business. We also learned how the opioid crisis is becoming part of the financial planning discussion and why Cheryl thinks things are about to get worse before they gets better and how we can prepare for things to come.

WIFS was also honored to have WIFS National President Elect, Michelle Harm, MBA, RICP® (Prudential) join us for our lunch meeting in October. Thank you to all who joined us for this impactful and insightful presentation. Thank you, especially, to Cheryl Canzanella Goodell.

To see all pictures from this event, please click on the icon below to view our Facebook album.

FB

 

Announcements, Board Members, Membership

2016 WIFS Past and Current Board Member Dinner

Past and current board members of Women in Insurance & Financial Services of Northeast Florida met Tuesday night, June 14, at Blue Bamboo.  The board members in attendance enjoyed a chance to socialize over Blue Bamboo’s “hip Asian comfort food,” while also taking a chance to talk about the direction of the organization and the upcoming national conference in Chicago this fall.

Photo Jun 14

From left:  Tara Showalter; Jana R. McCreary; Grace Staten; Cheryl Canzanella; Sue Miller; KC Padget; Lynda Graves

Continue reading “2016 WIFS Past and Current Board Member Dinner”

Announcements, Membership

2015-2016 WIFS Northeast Florida Board

In its fifth year in Jacksonville, Florida, Women in Insurance & Financial Services of Northeast Florida is pleased to present the 2015-2016 Board.  These Board Members bring years of experience in insurance, banking, accounting, and estate planning and legal practice; and they strongly support the WIFS mission—to attract, retain and develop best in class in insurance and financial services professionals.

2015-2016 NEFL WIFS Board
2015-2016 NEFL WIFS Board

From left:  Christina Kelcourse [Governance];  Jana R. McCreary [Communications Director];  Sue Miller [Membership Director];  Jeanne Peterson [Special Events and Membership Committee];  Grace Staten [President];  Tara Showalter [Immediate Past President];  Angela Brown [President Elect];  Tracey Gess [Membership Committee];  Cindy Bohn [Treasurer];  Lynda Graves [Special Events Committee].

Not pictured: Cheryl Canzanella [Founding Member and Communications Committee];  Michelle Sheridan [Secretary].

Continue reading “2015-2016 WIFS Northeast Florida Board”

Announcements, Membership, National News, Press Releases

Cheryl Canzanella is honored as WIFS National’s Member of the Year 

The Member of the Year award recognizes the consistent and ongoing commitment and contribution to WIFS on a local or national level. This year’s recipient is CHERYL CANZANELLA, LUTC, Brokerage Director at MassMutual and WIFS NEFL’s Founding Chapter President.
Cheryl has enjoyed long term success in the industry and has been recognized within the industry and her community for her accomplishments. As the President Elect of Jacksonville’s National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) Cheryl serves at the local, state and national level and was the recipient of the 2014 NAIFA-FL President’s Award. She is the Founding Past President of the Northeast Florida chapter of Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS) and was nominated for WIFS National’s Woman of the Year Award in 2014. In 2014 she was honored for her personal and professional accomplishments as one of Jacksonville’s 40 Under 40 and was recognized as a finalist for Pioneer of the Year for Women in Business in 2015.